- NNHS Newsletter - Bastille Day
“No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population
J. Michael Straczynski
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Are you hearing the strains of La Marseillaise yet?
My mama, the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25), used to sing me the first verse of La Marseillaise every July 14. Unfortunately, I thought the title alone (much like the German umlauted "u") was virtually impossible for all but natives of the language to learn, so I never bothered to memorize the anthem myself. Add that to my list of life's regrets.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K1q9Ntcr5g - La Marseillaise, French National Anthem (French / English translations - complete with errors)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqZ4GQ5ZPME - La Marseillaise, Roberto Alagna
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3IvXo0W1YI - La Marseillaise, Mireille Mathieu
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM-E2H1ChJM - Clip from Casablanca (1942) **** - At the behest of Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), the French resist the Nazis with an emotional rendition of La Marseillaise to drown out a group of German soldiers singing Die Wacht am Rhein.
"La Marseillaise" ("The [Song] of Marseille"; French pronunciation: [la maʁsɛˈjɛz]) is the national anthem of France. It was written and composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792 and adopted in 1795 as the nation's first anthem. It is also the first example of the European march style of anthem.
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote "La Marseillaise" in Strasbourg on 25 April 1792. Its original name was "Chant de guerre pour l'Armée du Rhin" ("War Song for the Army of the Rhine") and it was dedicated to Marshal Nicolas Luckner, a Bavarian-born French officer from Cham. It became the rallying call of the French Revolution and received its name because it was first sung on the streets by volunteers (fédérés) from Marseille upon their entry into Paris on 30 July 1792 after a young volunteer from Montpellier called François Mireur had sung it at a patriotic gathering in Marseille and the troops adopted it as the marching song of the National Guard of Marseille. A newly graduated medical doctor, Mireur later became a general under Napoléon Bonaparte and died in Egypt at 28.
The song's lyrics reflect the invasion of France by foreign armies (from Prussia and Austria) which was ongoing when it was written; Strasbourg itself was attacked just a few days later. The invading forces were repulsed from France following their defeat in the Battle of Valmy.
"La Marseillaise" was screamed during the levée en masse and met with huge success.
The Convention accepted it as the French national anthem in a decree passed on 14 July 1795, making it France's first; but it was then banned successively by Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, and Napoleon III, only being reinstated briefly after the July Revolution of 1830. During Napoleon I's reign Veillons au Salut de l'Empire was the unofficial anthem of the regime and during Napoleon III's reign Partant pour la Syrie. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries "La Marseillaise" was recognised as the anthem of the international revolutionary movement and in 1871, it was adopted by the Paris Commune. Eight years later in 1879, it was restored as France's national anthem, and has remained so ever since.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday tomorrow to
Carol Smith Saunders ('63)
Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!
20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Wednesday, July 14, 1965 - The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars took the first close-up photos of another planet.
Wednesday, July 14, 1965 - Politician Urmas Kruuse was born in Elva, Estonia.
Wednesday, July 14, 1965 - The 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson II (b. Adlai Ewing Stevenson II on 05 Feb 1900 in Los Angeles, California), died at the age of 65. While walking in London with Marietta Tree through Grosvenor Square, Stevenson suffered a heart attack; he died later that day of heart failure at St George's Hospital.
“A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of
humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as
prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.”
Thanks so much, Susan!
NEW ON SITE:
|1965 Anchor, p. 30|
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon
('65) of VA - 07/13/15:
ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Joyce!
“Even Napoleon had his Watergate.”
(b. 12 May 1925)
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#30 in a series of 33)":
|Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
BONUS BASTILLE DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:
It’s Bastille Day. Crochet Something! - "Signet Ring"
http://www.aliciakachmar.com/blog/craft/macarons-sil-vous-plait/ - Macarons, S'il Vous Plait - Surprise surprise, I am better at making crochet macarons than the real-deal edible versions. Not macarOOns mind you, but the delicate French macaron, an almond-based meringue sandwich cookie. (It feels demeaning to call it a “cookie”). I have baked chocolate and pistachio macarons, but they didn’t quite turn out perfectly, the meringue tops and bottoms falling a little flat. Since making them and tasting various macarons in New York, I always meant to design a crochet version…."
BONUS BASTILLE DAY RECIPES:
Bastille Day Recipes
- "Vive la France! Instead of storming a
Parisian prison, march into that kitchen and get cooking... Liberté,
Égalité, Fraternité - And Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner: cook up a feast
worthy of King Louis XVI, but attainable to everyone of course! "
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quiche-Lorraine-I-2/Detail.aspx - Quiche Lorraine - "It's a delicious way to start a meal!"
http://labellecuisine.com/archives/Index%20-%20Bastille%20Day%20Recipes.htm - Bastille Day Recipes - "Fine Cuisine with Art Infusion - 'To cook is to create. And to create well... is an act of integrity, and faith.' "
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle,
25 Apr 1792
(10 May 1760 - 26 June 1836)
1. Allons enfants de la Patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrivé
Contre nous de la tyrannie
|: L'étendard sanglant est levé :|
Entendez vous dans nos campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras,
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes!
Aux armes citoyens!
Formez vos bataillons!
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons.
2. Que veut cette horde d'esclaves
De traîtres, de Rois conjurés?
Pour qui ces ignobles entraves,
|: Ces fers dès longtemps préparés? :|
Français! pour nous, ah! quel outrage!
Quels transports il doit exciter!
C'est nous qu'on ose méditer
De rendre à I 'antique esclavage!
3. Quoi! des cohortes étrangères
Feraient la loi dans nos foyers!
Quoi ! ces phalanges mercenaires
|: Terrasseraient nos fiers guerriers :|
Grand Dieu! par des mains enchaînées
Nos fronts sous le joug se ploieraient!
De vils despotes deviendraient
Les maîtres de nos destinées!
4. Tremblez, tyrans!
et vous, perfides,
L'opprobre de tous les partis,
Tremblez! vos projets parricides
|: Vont enfin recevoir leur prix. :|
Tout est soldat pour vous combattre,
S'ils tombent, nos jeunes héros,
La terre en produit de nouveaux
Contre vous tout prêts à se battre.
5. Français! en guerriers magnanimes
Portez ou retenez vos coups.
Épargnez ces tristes victimes
|: A regret s'armant contre nous. :|
Mais ces despotes sanguinaires,
Mais ces complices de Bouillé,
Tous ces tigres qui sans pitié
Déchirent le sein de leur mère!
6. Nous entrerons dans la carrière,
Quand nos aînés n'y seront plus
Nous y trouverons leur poussière
|: Et les traces de leurs vertus. :|
Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre
Que de partager leur cercueil,
Nous aurons le sublime orgueil
De les venger ou de les suivre.
7. Amour sacré de la Patrie
Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs!
Liberté, Liberté chérie!
|: Combats avec tes défenseurs. :|
Sous nos drapeaux, que la victoire
Accoure à tes mâles accents,
Que tes ennemis expirants
Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire!
"La Marseillaise" midi and full French lyrics courtesy of
http://ingeb.org/songs/allonsen.html - 07/13/10
"Happy Bastille Day" Titles courtesy of http://www.wondercomments.com/holidays/bastille/ - 07/13/09
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Bunting Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/fourthofjuly-htm/july_lines.htm - 07/13/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA -
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